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Statoil Regional and International Offices – Fornebu, Norway

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Building: Statoil Regional and International Offices
Location: Bjørvika, Oslo
Architect: a-lab (Arkitekturlaboratoriet AS)
Landscape Architecture: Ramboll Norway
Contractor: Skanska (office building above ground) / PEAB (ground work and basement)
Year: 2012

AE Interests:
prefabricated superstructure in steel and concrete, facades in glass and aluminum. “structure consists of five blocks, each one of them three floors high, 140 meters long and 23 meters wide, stacked on top of each other” (4). 85% recycled heat energy.

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Written by Maddey Collins

May 14, 2020 at 9:03 pm

Posted in Built

Taiyuan Botanical Garden – Taiyuan City, China

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Building: Taiyuan Botanical Garden
Location: Jinyuan District, Taiyuan City, China
Architect: DMAA
Structural Engineer, Facade Engineer: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
HVACR/ Electric: Cody Energy Design
Landscape Design: Valentien+Valentien Landschaftsarchitekten und Stadtplaner SRL
Year: 2019

AE Interests:
Gridshell made out of timber, design to integrate natural landscape with technological and ecological solutions

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Maddey Collins

May 14, 2020 at 8:36 pm

Posted in Under Construction

Linxia Grand Theater – Gansu, China

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Building: Linxia Grand Theater
Location: Nanbinhe East Road, Linxia, Gansu, China
Architect: DUTStudio
Structural Design: Xiang Fang, Mao-ming Zhang
Year: 2013-2016

AE Interests:
Welded steel beams to “weave” overall structure like the “Bird’s Nest” National Olympic Sports Center. Steel structure is fully exposed.

Articles: 1, 2

Written by Maddey Collins

May 14, 2020 at 8:16 pm

Posted in Built

Mjøstårnet – Brumunddal, Norway

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Building: Mjøstårnet
Location: Brumunddal, Norway
Architect: Voll Arkitekter
Builder: AB Invest AS
Contractor: HENT AS
Subcontractor (Structural Timbers): Moelven Limtre 
Year: 2019

AE Interests:
World’s current tallest timber-framed building (280′ tall). Nicknamed “Plyscraper”, built almost entirely out of wood. Sustainably built by using local renewable resources. Wood naturally stores CO2 throughout it’s life, which contributes to it’s sustainability. Designed to withstand a complete burnout. Almost all interior structural timber left exposed to contribute to interior design

Articles: 1, 2, 3

Written by Maddey Collins

October 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Posted in Built

Eight Tenths Garden – Shanghai, China

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Building: Eight Tenths Garden
Location: Shanghai, China
Architect: Wutopia Lab
LDI: Shanghai DuJuan Engineering Design and Consultants Limited
Interior Design: ShangRuiYuan Building Design Consultants Limited
Landscape Design: Atelier VISION
Interior & Landscape Design Consultant: Yu Ting
Year: 2016

AE Interests:
Micro cultural complex (ie. chess, library, coffee shop, offices, venue, museum). Tribute to ancient literati garden with roof vegetation garden. Contemporary Chinese courtyards. Curtain fencing wall using corrugated board, glazed tile, perforated aluminum (pattern is the pixel style of the “thousands of miles mountains and rivers”), aluminum grille with vertical green. Galvanized frame from original sales center building.

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Written by Maddey Collins

October 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Built

Encore Mount Wutai Theater – Xinzhou City, China

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Building: Encore Mount Wutai Theatre
Location: Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province, China
Architect: BIAD-ZXD ARCHITECTS
Lighting: BIAD Lighting Design Studio
Structure / Air Conditioning / Water Supply: BIAD-John Martin International Architectural Design Co,. Ltd
Construction: MCC Tiangong Group Co., Ltd
Stage Design: Zhejiang Joinus cultural technology Co.,Ltd
Year: 2014

AEInterests:
730-meter-long slowly unfolding “Sutra Folds”. Mix of materials such as stone, glass and stainless steel. Folds constructed out of wood to display detailed and traditional Chinese wooden architecture.

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Written by Maddey Collins

October 24, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Built